Major Water Outage in Hilo/Kaumana Due to Broken

Businesses and residences along Wai?nuenue Avenue, Komohana Street, lower Kaumana Drive and most side streets in between are without water today while the Department of Water supply works to replace a broken 16-inch main valve. The Department of Water supply expects the repair to be finished by about 5 a.m. tomorrow, Saturday, March 7. The DWS said affected customer could expect some problems with “turbid and/or discolored water” and air in the lines after the line is reconnected.

“Affected customers are asked to take any and all precautions necessary to protect the customers’ property and facilities including, but not limited to, disabling electrical power to pumps and/or any other devices whose normal operation may be dependent on water pressure and/or water supply, and which might be harmed if automatically energized during the water shut-off,” noted a DWS statement.
Those with questions should contact Carl Nishimura, District Supervisor, at 961-8790.


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